Some people are endlessly fascinated by destinations that offer up centuries and millennia of human history. Others flock to the mountains, content to trek through their many valleys, never tiring at the many vistas that these parts of the world have in abundance.
There are some though that seemingly have salt air perpetually in the lungs, and sea water flowing through their veins. These travellers are inexorably drawn to coastal areas, attracted by the rugged landscapes, the marine animals that call these murky depths come, and by the love of the feeling of sand between their toes.
This summer, feed your need for the sea by booking a holiday in the Algarve, a very special region along the southwestern coast of Portugal that will cast a spell on you with its ruggedly beautiful cliffs, relaxing golden sand beaches, and with its many tasty meals pulled in from the adjacent ocean.
Cruise along the coast on a boat trip
While the beauty of the Algarve is apparent from the many towns and parks that line its shores, the only way to truly experience everything that this destination has to offer is to see it from a boat. With many catamarans, yachts and even a solar powered boat available for tours or for hire, experience the many scenic cliffs as you sip on a delicious cocktail, a combo that will make for amazing afternoon. Be sure to keep a sharp eye out for wild pods of dolphins, which make frequent appearances in the waters just off the Algarve coast.
Check out the caves of Ponta da Piedade
Carved by the relentless waves of the Atlantic Ocean over the eons, the caves of Ponta da Piedade is the perfect environment to explore by kayak (or for the less adventurous, by small boats piloted by locals). With countless sea stacks, arches, and caves lit up by impossibly blue water, those seeking natural beauty will not be disappointed.
Carve up the waves in Sagres
Situated well away from the more hectic tourist centres in the Algarve, Sagres will likely prove to be your chill out stop during your time in this region. With waves that curl up consistently on most days, surfers have been drawn to this peaceful place, which has led to a number of schools being set up to allow those willing to learn to pick up this meditative sport.
Experience a memorable seaside holiday in the Algarve
By combining the above holiday activities with some relaxing villa breaks in Portugal, you will have the makings of a trip that will rank highly among all the other journeys that you have made in the past. The Algarve’s many charms will certainly see to that!